Cory Houk(1984 - 2014)

Cory Houk


Cory Houk, 29, passed from his earthly life on Saturday, March 1, 2014 to join his heavenly Father and family, new and old, in God's heaven. Those loved ones left behind cherish his memory and celebrate the lifesaving gifts he has given to others as an organ donor.

Cory was born on September 16, 1984 in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2003. He was a friend to everyone he met. Cory spent his time with family and friends enjoying sports, video-games, and living life the way he wanted with his own purpose. His contagious smile will be dearly missed by many friends and family.

Cory will be missed by his mother, Sheryl Houk; sisters, Pam (Mohamed) Farghaly and Barbara (Kevin) Bartemes; niece and nephews, Seth and Jamie Cloe, Jessica and Joseph Bartemes, special cousin, Tony (Amy) Brundage and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eldon and Bonnie Brundage and uncle, Michael Brundage.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at Iles Westover Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 10 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

The family wishes to thank the Mercy Medical Center trauma team for all of their efforts to care for Cory. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 7, 2014